A german version is available at the H&P Community Forum: Tagger - Dateien und Ordner komfortabel taggen
For Directory Opus 12.2.3 and above I recommend to use the newer version 3.0 which provides a better dialog, much more features and doesn't need autohotkey.exe.
With the new version 2.0 Tagger is no longer a simple script-function button!
It's a Script Add-In now that implements the new command Tagger.
Version 2.1 no longer requires a separate AHK-Script. You can safely delete the file AutoMoveTagger.ahk if you used an older version before.
- The script requires the standalone tool Autohotkey.exe to move the dialog box out of the way. The tool can be downloaded here: http://ahkscript.org/download (1,24 MB). Download the appropriate version for your system and copy it to any location.
- Download the file Command.File_Tagger.vbs and copy it to /dopusdata/Script AddIns or drag it into the settings window Settings => Preferences => Toolbar => Scripts
- Go to Settings => Preferences => Toolbar => Scripts. Select the entry command.file: Tagger and click Configure.
- AHKexePath: Enter the full path to AutoHotkey.exe.
- Filter: Enter a list of file extensions you want to edit with Tagger. All files with extensions not listed here will be hidden from the active tab until you close Tagger. Leave the list empty if you want to be able to edit all file types (default). The extensions must be listed without the dot and separated by a vertical line. Example: jpg|png|docx|pdf
- Position: Adjust the position of the dialog on the screen in pixels: width, height. 0,0 is the top left corner of the screen.
Tip: If the dialog is positioned at the top of the screen, the title bar can be hidden by setting the second value to "minus [height of the title bar]" (e.g. 0,-22).
- TagFolders: Decide if you want to be able to apply tags to folders (True) or not (False). Folders will be hidden from the active tab if this was set to False.
Create and configure a button or hotkey:
- Create a button or hotkey with the command Tagger.
Activating the button or hotkey opens a dialog box to edit tags. Beginning with the first selected item you can edit the tags of the file or folder. The dialog shows the index of the file/folder, the file name and the existing Tags of the file in alphabetic sort order. The "+" is inserted by default to add tags but you can also remove (-) or replace () tags. Multiple Tags can be applied by separating them with ";" (semi-colon). Clicking Ok (or one of the Tag button options) without changing anything will skip the current file.
The next item is automatically selected in an endless loop until you hit Cancel. This way you can preview and tag each item in a folder comfortably. The text field is limited to insert up to 512 characters.
- Go Back: Select the previous item instead of the next item after applying tags to the currently selected file.
- Tag Selected: Tags the items that has been selected at the beginning. The first selected item will be selected afterwards.
- Tag Range: A dialog box will pop up in which you can define a Range of items to which you want to apply tags. The first item of the Range will be selected afterwards.
- Tag All: Tags all items in the current folder. The first item will be selected afterwards.
- Clear: Clears all Tags from the currently selected item.
- Clear Selected: Clears all Tags from the items that has been selected at the beginning. The first selected item will be selected afterwards.
- Clear Range: A dialog box will pop up in which you can define a Range of items for which you want to clear tags. The first item of the Range will be selected afterwards.
- Clear All: Clears all Tags from all items in the current folder. Afterwards the first item will be selected.
Tagger is especially useful to, for example, apply Tags to every single image in a huge image collection while viewing them in the preview panel. However, you can apply Tags to all file types and optionally to folders.
If you want to use the standalone viewer in fullscreen-mode to tag your files, you should have a look at my new script FullScreenMetaEdit with which you can also edit Ratings and User Descriptions of files but not edit several files at once or apply tags to folders.